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1955 Buick Electrical Systems Maintenance

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10-1 ACCELERATOR VACUUM SWITCH Description and Operation A Carter accelerator vacuum switch is built into the throttle body on Stromberg and Carter carburetors for 1955. The description and operation remain the same as described in the 1954 Shop Manual. Checking Vacuum Switch Timing on Car (Carter and Stromberg) When the carburetor is installed on engine [...]

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1955 Buick Brake Maintenance

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The Description, Operation, and Service Procedures for the Standard Hydraulic Brakes remain unchanged from 1954, however the Power Brake Cylinder is completely new for 1955. The New Power Brake Cylinder assembly is an air-suspended unit which means that atmospheric pressure is present on both sides of the Power Cylinder Piston when the brakes are in [...]

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1955 Buick Steering Gear and Linkage Maintenance

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8-1 DESCRIPTION OF CHANGES The steering gear assemblies for both power and manual gears are basically the same as 1954 except that the steering shaft has been shortened approximately one inch for the new steering wheel, the mast jacket has been redesigned for the new transmission controls, and the lower jacket has been redesigned to [...]

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1955 Buick Chassis Suspension Maintenance

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7-1 SPECIFICATIONS 1955 Buick Chassis Suspension Specifications Tire Inflation Pressures . .. Inflate to the Following Tire Temperatures: 24 lbs. Starting Pressure-After car has been standing for 3 hours or driven less than one mile. 26 lbs. City Pressure-After car has been driven 3 miles or more BELOW 40 MPH. 28 lbs. Highway [...]

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1955 Buick Rear Axle Assembly Maintenance

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6-1 SPECIFICATIONS Rear Axle Gear Ratios The following gear ratios are standard; optional gear ratios are not available. The gear ratio is indicated by numbers stamped on bottom of axle housing. 1955 Buick Rear Axle Gear Ratios 6-2 CHANGES Description The 1955 Rear Axle Assembly is the same design previously used; however the [...]

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1955 Buick Variable Pitch Dynaflow Transmission Maintenance

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SECTION 5-A - DYNAFLOW SPECIFICATIONS, DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION 1955 Buick Dynaflow Specifications 5-2 GENERAL INFORMATION The 1954 Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission has been redesigned, the major feature being the incorporation of a stator with variable pitch blades. The new stator gives the equivalent of a passing gear with no gear change; and is [...]

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1955 Buick Engine, Fuel and Exhaust Systems Maintenance

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3-1 FUEL SYSTEM CHANGES Carburetors A new larger 4-barrel carburetor is used .on Series 60-50-70 engines. A 4-barrel carburetor replaces the 2-barrel carburetor previously used on Series 50 engines. The 1955 carburetor has increased throat diameters which increase efficiency and power output, and is 5/16" lower in height which allows a decrease in hood line. [...]

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1955 Buick Engine Maintenance

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ENGINE GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1955 Buick Engine Specifications Except for changes described in this group, the 1955 model engines remain the same as the 1954 for all series.   2-1 COMPRESSION RATIO Series 40 Engines The Synchromesh engine has a compression ratio of 7.5 to 1, and the Dynaflow engine has a compression ratio [...]

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